Monthly Archives: November 2010

Heading back to the Highlands

Today was all about preparing to hit the road again and pick up the wild camping trail. The duties before leaving the Edinburgh Caravan Site were to empty the ‘van waste tanks and to replenish our fresh water supply.

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Christmas lights in Edinburgh

Over the last few days we have retreated down to Edinburgh to take in the buzz as the city’s festive preparations get underway. Prince’s Street Gardens are being transformed with a Christmas Market being set up along with some traditional … Continue reading

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Into double figures at last!

Buachaille Etive Mor Stob Dearg (1022m); Stob na Broige (956m) Pronunciation:            Booerchullah Aytcher Moar; Stob Jerrack; Stob na Brogg-yer Translation:                Great Herdsman of Etive; Red Peak; Lively Hill … Continue reading

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The Little Herdsman of (Glen) Etive

Buachaille Etive Beag Stob Dubh (958m); Stob Coire Raineach (925m) Pronunciation:            Booerchullah Aytcher Bayk; Stob Doo; Stob Korrer Ran-yoch Translation:                 Little Herdsman of Etive; Dark Peak; Peak … Continue reading

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Biking to Castle Stalker and beyond

For the past few days the weather has been wet and windy and we spent time in the ‘van catching up on emails and chores and visiting Oban where we managed to get internet connection at the CalMac Ferry Terminal.

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Character building on the Bidean

Bidean nam Bian (1150m) Pronunciation:              Beed-yan nam Ee-yann Translation:                   Chief of the Hills Total distance:              12km Total time:   … Continue reading

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A very promising start

It turned quite cold overnight: -2°. We stayed at the Invercoe caravan and campsite (near the village of Glencoe). With the temperatures falling below freezing the fresh water tap was completely frozen first thing in the morning.

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High above Appin

Bienn Sgulaird (937m) Pronunciation:             Bine Skoolarge Translation:                  Mountain of the Old Hat Total distance:              12km Total time:       … Continue reading

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The open road beckons

It is now time to get back on the road after a week enjoying my Mum and Dad’s hospitality. The plan today is to get the necessary provisions (from Morrison’s in FW) and get packed for our mountaineering trip tomorrow … Continue reading

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Canal cycle and catch up time

After Wednesday’s epic walk we both decided to have a day off from the mountains and instead went for a bike ride. The weather was cold but the sun was shining so we headed off along part of the Caledonian … Continue reading

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